Autumn Leaves Are Driven
by Jo Elizabeth Pinto
The autumn leaves are driven
As subjects of the wind,
In flocks they race together
Where he would have them go.
Like crowds along the sidewalk
They hurry on their way,
Tumbling on each other,
Impatient at my feet.
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This poem was published in the October 24, 2020 #412 issue of The Weekly Avocet.
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NEW RELEASE 2020
Apples of Gold
BY JO ELIZABETH PINTO
“Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.” (Proverbs 25:11, NLT)
The turbulent times we live in require us to look at our changing world in new ways if we hope to find the blessings that will sustain us. The short, easy-to-read vignettes in this book focus on sifting the true and positive out of the grit and grime of daily life.
Like the abundance of apples we can choose from to satisfy our varying tastes, there are different kinds of stories in this book. A few are specifically about the Coronavirus; most are not. Some mention God; most are as practical as they are spiritual. There are even some poems sprinkled in for good measure. All of the pieces are intended to help readers seek strength and joy in the challenging days that have come upon us.
Delve into the silver basket and find the golden apples that await you.
Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s. In 1992, she received a degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching students how to use adaptive technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Management. These days, she freelances as an editor and a braille proofreader.
As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.
Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband, her preteen daughter, and their pets.